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Drawing, Columns of the Parthenon, Athens

This is a Drawing. It was created by Frederic Edwin Church. It is dated April 21, 1869 and we acquired it in 1917. Its medium is brush and oil, graphite on green cardboard. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Louis P. Church. It is credited Gift of Louis P. Church.

Its dimensions are

50.5 × 30.6 cm (19 7/8 × 12 1/16 in.) Mat: 55.9 x 40.6 cm (22 x 16 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in brush and brown oil, lower right: April - 21 69 / Athens

Cite this object as

Drawing, Columns of the Parthenon, Athens; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); USA; brush and oil, graphite on green cardboard; 50.5 × 30.6 cm (19 7/8 × 12 1/16 in.) Mat: 55.9 x 40.6 cm (22 x 16 in.); Gift of Louis P. Church; 1917-4-573-a

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource.

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